Tag Archives: Summer

From the Canyon’s Heart

A poem of gratitude #7.  This one is from a sense of gratitude toward the music that came to life from the Laurel Canyon scene.  I think that though I leaned toward progressive hard rock in my music, my lyrical … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

The Summer of 1969 was a defining moment in the life of America.  The currents that led to it swept away many of the traditions of the past in that season of our discontent. Taking Stock by Michael Romani Bethel, … Continue reading

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Summer, Newport Beach

Na/GloPoWriMo 2019, Day 25 and the challenge is to write a poem that incorporates: Is specific to a season Uses imagery that relates to all five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell) Includes a rhetorical question, (like Keats’ “where … Continue reading

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Happy Fall Equinox!!

Goodbye to summer, Hello to Fall!

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Daily Prompt – Tourist

Out under the summer’s beating sun There are moments of such brilliant fun But none so fun as watching tourists on parade As they pantomime their crazed charade Leaving their footprint traces in the sand While watching lovers hand in … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: In the Depth of Your Winter, Find Your Invincible Summer

“In the depth of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”  – Albert Camus            

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Daily Prompt – Kinetic

Scenes like jazz paint musical colors in shades of blues Most of them dynamic and throbbing in kinetic hues Creative notes are strung together in memorable proclamation Breathing in to breath out in life’s heightened exclamation The music rains fire … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Heat

In the heated challenge of the inside out Where certainty is a near shadow of doubt There are moments pondered here and now When muddled conclusions work somehow There in the midst of the summer’s heat Is where the rubber … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Slight

With only a moment’s slight hesitation I think back on a winter’s destination It might be that Summer came on too fast Or, that with a blink, Spring is past Whatever the plentiful half forgotten reasons I am nostalgic for … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: War – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Formed in 1969, originally as Eric Burdon and War, War is an American funk cross-over band from Long Beach, California.  This band fused elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues and reggae.  Their best known hit songs are Spill … Continue reading

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